Suffering in silence has become a killer to our Kings and it’s time we do something about it. We have to hold ourselves accountable and accept responsibility for the role we play in them not feeling comfortable with healthy expression regarding their mental health.
The posts this month will be about acceptance, understanding and healing. Suicide is increasing in numbers in our community and I would be going against what this movement stands for if I did not address it and attempt in some way to help prevent it.
Men of color often carry so many scars. Not the kind that we can see, but the barely there; you won’t notice unless you’re looking kind. There’s the responsibility of being a “man” and having to live up to expectations that they are often not prepared for. Then, they are expected to know how to function in relationships, often having no real example of how a healthy relationship works. Childhood traumas, not being allowed to discuss or express their feelings and a lack of guidance coupled with generational curses can cause self sabotage, low self esteem and hinder healthy relationships. The beautiful thing is, MOST of the men in this type of environment grow up to be great men.
Are you a reliable and dedicated friend or family member with a good heart and some days you wish you weren’t? I mean, does everyone around you seem to depend on your “yes” because they KNOW that you’re going to say it? And I’m not talking about the people who ask you for help and actually follow through with their promise to pay you back or they are someone that can reciprocate when you need something, even if it’s just advisement. I mean the folk who just ask for the sake of asking because they are so confident in your “yes”. Well, it’s time to change that and to start saying NO!